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Lorraine is a style obsessed mama to two young kids, a wife to a supportive husband and a family photographer. Lorraine graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006, with a degree in advertising photography. She enjoys quiet moments, silly kids, clothes, shoes, coffee and a little wine too. Can't get enough of her here on FredParent? Check out her personal blog: Rain in Style.


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Rain in Style

Oh, I know I had said that I would discuss date night stuff this week, but I got distracted. If you missed last week's post, it's an important read. Find it here. I was going to do part two of that post for this week, but then this week has felt like fall, sooooo...fall it is! There were even pumpkins at Wegmans today; I took it as a sign.

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I love fall fashion, that’s no secret. For this week I thought I’d write about how to take a fall staple, an olive jacket, and style it three ways. In fact I like this format so much, I’m going to do a few more like this, maybe plaid next week?

I have a couple of olive jackets. I know you’re shocked. Why do I have more than one? They are different enough that I decided to keep both - I’m style crazy like that. For this post I will focus on the one that I just got at Target. That way, if you fall in love with it you can go get one! Target actually asked to use a few of my images from this shoot; it’s very exciting! You can see them here and here. What I love about this jacket, is the embroidered sleeves, which makes it different, and it ties at the waist. It fits true to size, and the sleeves aren't tight, which is a bonus for my muscular arms...LOL.  Find it at Target, here.

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So, what to wear with it? Olive pairs well with lots of colors since it’s a neutral. My favorite thing is to pair with an olive jacket is a white and black striped dress and booties. Also, with leopard pattern shoes. Let's look at three different ways to wear it, with different color schemes.  I want to start with my favorite outfit of the three. In this outfit, I did a bit of pattern mixing. The floral on the jacket, the plaid on the scarf and my most favorite leopard shoes.

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The jacket is from Target, of course. Gind it here. My scarf is from Grace and Lace, here. Ladies, GET THIS SCARF NOW. I’m not kidding. It will sell out, and I get so many questions about it. It has a toggle on it so it can double as a poncho. It’s large, so I will show you how to tie it, in another post. Why are you still reading? GO GET THIS SCARF. Then come back and finish the post. LOL. My shoes are from DSW a year or so ago; they are BCBGeneration. I tried to find them to post the link, but they aren't available anymore.  I will keep searching for a link to a similar pair.  I love these shoes, so it's worth the hunt. My jeans are Hudson jeans. I found them on Thredup, but Nordstrom sells them, here.

Second outfit...and yes I did change in public. It was discreet, no worries. This time I went with a white and black dress. This one is by H&M, and it's similar to this one, here, but I don't see the striped version. My booties are Steven by Steve Madden. I found them on Thredup, but I will search for them elsewhere and report back.  They are my current booties. 

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Third outfit. Brings me back to pairing it with jeans, this time black. Now, some people might not think burgundy and olive go together, but they do. Especially since there is burgundy in the embroidery. These booties are burgundy (although they photographed more purple). I wasn’t entirely sure if I liked how they photographed, so I also put my leopard shoes back on for a few shots. Because, you know, I have to have options! These jeans are Adriano Goldschmied, of course from Thredup.  My burgundy booties are JustFab and of course the same leopard shoes.  

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So what do you think?  Ready to grab some pumpkins wearing a super cute olive jacket?  Too soon for pumpkins??? Show me how you wear your jackets and if you have any amazing recipes for pumpkin stuff, send those too.  



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For the past seven years, Smart Beginnings has thrown the Splash Pool Party fundraiser. This summer, the event will be held on June 24, 2018 from 6:30-9:30 pm at the Steve & Cheri Thurston Water Park at the Massad Family YMCA. Tickets range in price from $12 for a single ticket, $20 for couples and $35 for a family/group of four and each ticket also covers a hot dog, bag of chips and a drink.